February 23, 2013


Just  ONE  new news director opening in our report this week, an opening created when a veteran ND moved up within the FOX station group. And that’s one of  TWO  newly hired NDs, bringing out list of open positions to 24.

We have a paid ad for one of those openings, along with ads for EP openings, a Managing Editor opening, and a producer opening for a strong station in a top ten market.

Are you and your station interested (and available) for an international partnership? One that’s all expenses paid? Click on the ad below and let ’em know via email…they’ll mail you the information.

We have a new person in our free Situations Wanted segment, and, oddly, no new Names in the News this week. Remember to send me your items!

Read on for the rest of this week’s report.

New News Director Opening:

KRIV-TV, Houston, TX…we told you earlier this week that TOM DOERR is leaving one FOX o-and-o for another. More on that below.

And while not a new opening, please note the help wanted ad below for the ND position at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, WV.

Newly Named News Directors:


WFLD-TV, Chicago, IL…as mentioned above, TOM DOERR will be the next ND for this FOX owned station. He’s been the ND at KRIV-TV in Houston since 2009, and has been an ND at stations in Washington, Dallas, Miami, San Antonio, Tulsa, as well as for another Houston station earlier in his career. He’s also been a Station Manager in Miami and worked as a consultant for AR&D.  At WFLD, he becomes the fourth ND in the last 4+ years as he replaces PHYLLIS SCHWARTZ who left the station in December after less than a year on the job.


WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH…KEVIN ROACH returns to a newsroom as ND for this Raycom owned FOX affiliate. He’s twice been an ND for the same station in Dayton (WDTN-TV), has been an assistant ND in Cincinnati, an EP in Hartford and for NECN in Boston, and has worked for Internet Broadcasting and LexisNexis.  Most recently he was VP/Director of Broadcast News for the AP. He replaces MATT MILLER who resigned in December after two years as ND.


Help Wanted Ads:

News Director, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV:

We’re looking for a dynamic newsroom leader to take our award winning team to the next level.

WVVA TV, in beautiful Bluefield, WV, a dominant NBC affiliate is searching for a News Director to help guide our news department to new heights of journalistic and ratings success. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a great team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and maintaining market leading standards for newsroom operations and content. Other duties include hiring, coaching, supervising and evaluating news personnel, as well as preparation and administration of newsroom budgets and capital requests. The News Director is expected to work closely with other department managers to achieve the company’s overall performance goals.

A minimum of 8 years television news management experience and a college degree in broadcast journalism preferred. Candidate must be able to demonstrate strong working knowledge of community issues, as well as sound journalistic principles. Must have the ability to make fast, accurate journalistic and logistical judgments. Excellent communication skills are required.

If you have a passion for excellence, and a burning desire to lead the number one television news team in the Bluefield/Beckley WV market we want to hear from you.

WVVA offers a competitive salary, traditional benefits package, plus health club membership.

WVVA Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:


or mail to:

News Director Opening
3052 Big Laurel Highway
Bluefield WV 24701

Interviewing will begin immediately.

Newscast Producer, WSB-TV, Atlanta, GA:

WSB TV is looking for an experienced newscast producer/writer. WSB producers create and execute newscasts based on research information and goals. They collaborate with reporters on best video and stories of the day. Newscasts will have a high story count, with local significant stories that reach every key county in our viewing area.

A Minimum of four years line producing in medium to large markets is required.

Please send resume and link to a newscast to: suzanne.nadell@wsbtv.com

or mail resume and DVD to:

Suzanne Nadell
Executive Producer
WSB TV Channel 2
1601 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta GA 30309

Managing Editor, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, CA:

KCRA 3 TV has an immediate opening for a dynamic Managing Editor to lead one of the top newsrooms in this country.

“Where the News Comes First” is not only our brand – it’s our deep commitment to journalistic excellence. As the consistently #1 ratings leader in our market, we set the bar high for excellent storytelling, aggressive investigative reporting and outstanding breaking news coverage.
Our Managing Editor is a key newsroom leader who oversees and drives our daily newsgathering, coverage and content.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Knows how to coach a team of seasoned reporters on strong multi -platform storytelling
  • Leads editorial meetings that produce fresh enterprising stories
  • Skillfully executes a take-no-prisoners approach to breaking news coverage
  • Works collaboratively with our excellent news management team
  • Oversees the assignment desk in both day-to-day coverage and long range planning

We are looking for a news manager with at least five years of management experience. He/she must possess superior news judgment and a very strong competitive drive to win. It is essential that our Manager Editor has exceptional people skills, and a passion to coach, mentor and inspire.

It’s a tall order! But the rewards are many. Hearst Television is an outstanding company and at KCRA, you’ll be working at a station located in a great place to live in Northern California.

Interested candidates should send their resumes and cover letters to :

Lori Waldon, KCRA 3 News Director: lwaldon@hearst.com

Or via mail to:

Lori Waldon
News Director
KCRA 3 News
3 Television Circle
Sacramento, CA 95814

Absolutely no phone calls!

Executive Producer-Investigations, KNXV-TV, Phoenix:

Everyone covers news. Not everyone uncovers it.

ABC15 News in Phoenix is about to hire the best Executive Producer of Investigations & Special Projects in the entire country.

Is it you?

It is if your passion for excellence is evident in your work and how you deal with people every day.

It is if you can consistently lead a team to produce journalism that can change your community.

It is if you can do all of that while making sure that the great journalism is wrapped in edgy, provocative and engaging storytelling.

We are looking for someone who is creative, has good people skills, is able to handle deadline pressure and able to work with the public and station personnel. As the Executive Producer, Investigations/Special Projects, you will be responsible for managing the content and delivery of investigative, consumer, health and other franchise stories while ensuring the station is competitive on all platforms.

You will oversee all aspects of the ABC15 Investigators unit including but not limited to multimedia journalists, producers, researchers, photojournalists and editors. You will supervise storylines, writing and editing of content related to investigations, coordinate 52 week strategy with emphasis on sweeps months for multiple platforms and use computer database to research statistics and facts. In addition to posting content to multiple platforms you will have the knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws and manage scheduling, overtime and expenses for the unit.

Please apply if you have at least 5 years broadcast investigative reporting/producing experience. To apply for this position, please click here.


Executive Producer, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA:

WVEC-TV has an immediate opening for an Executive Producer.

This person will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the newsroom with the News Director and Assistant News Director. The Executive Producer will bring a creative approach to newscast development, showcasing, and will demonstrate an ability to carry branding across shows. They will also know how to own breaking news, and push enterprise reporting.

The Executive Producer will work closely with the News Director to execute long-term newsroom strategy. The Executive Producer is responsible for ensuring accuracy in newscasts, and will serve as a liaison between producers, reporters and the production department for visual and editorial creativity.

This position is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, scheduling, training and development of all newscast producers. The ideal candidate will have more than 5 years experience in television news and a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Please send a cover letter, resume and DVD (or a link to your recent newscast) of your work via email to: jobs@wvec.com

or via mail to:

Human Resources
613 Woodis Avenue
Norfolk VA 23510

No phone calls. WVEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other News Management Openings:


WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 1/12/13)
WRTV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 2/15/13)
KVUE-TV, Austin, TX (relisted 2/2/13)
WNCT-TV, Greenville/New Bern, NC (relisted 2/2/13)


KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, CA (PM EP, relisted this week)
KRON-TV, San Francisco, CA (listed 12/22/12)
KDFW-TV, Dallas, TX (Morning EP, relisted 2/2/13)
KING-TV, Seattle, WA (Two openings, AM & PM/EP, listing updated 2/2/13)
KXNV-TV, Phoenix, AZ (Special Projects EP, relisted 2/15/13, see ad above!)
WFTS-TV, Tampa, FL (Dayside EP, listed 12/30/12)
KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (listed 1/19/13)
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC (AM EP, relisted 1/12/13)
WXIN-TV, Indianapolis, IN (PM EP, listed 1/19/13)
KUSI-TV, San Diego, CA (relisted 2/2/13)
WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL (PM EP, listed 1/6/13)
WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA (listed 2/15/13, see ad above!)
WFMY-TV, Greensboro, NC (listed 2/2/13)
WTLV/WJXX-TV, Jacksonville, FL (PM EP, listing revised 2/2/13)
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA (AM EP, listed 2/15/13)
WINK-TV, Ft. Myers, FL (PM EP, relisted 2/2/13)
KHQ-TV, Spokane, WA (listed 1/19/13)
WIS-TV, Columbia, SC (AM EP, listed 2/2/13)
WCYB-TV, Bristol, TN (relisted 2/2/13)
KOLO-TV, Reno, NV (Morning EP, relisted 2/15/13)


KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, CA (relisted this week)
KCRA-TV, Sacramento, CA (relisted this week, see ad above!)

Situations Wanted:

If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

This week, please meet MIKE CURTIS:


I am a veteran award-winning broadcast journalist seeking a return to news management as an assistant news director or executive producer. I have more than 28 years of experience as an executive producer, producer, manager and reporter.

I believe in strong and creative storytelling and thrive on reporting stories that are meaningful to the viewer and engage the community. News should be more than just information: it should be a public service. Stories should matter. And they should be compelling.

I have worked as an executive producer in the #1 market (New Jersey Network News) where I helped establish a tradition of journalistic excellence and trust and as a content producer in Philadelphia. I offer of wealth of experience, fresh ideas and know how to motivate and mentor in the newsroom.

I am ready to help lead your newsroom toward further success and am available immediately.

Here’s a link to my resume.  My email is: Mdcurtis123@aol.com.  My phone is: 609-529-1011.

Our Full List of ND Openings:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Saturday, February 23, 2013.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

WPIX-TV 220 E. 42nd Street New York NY 10017
KWHY-TV 1201 West 5th St., # T-900 Los Angeles CA 90017 *
KTVU-TV 2 Jack London Square Oakland CA 94607
WGCL-TV 425 14th St. NW Atlanta GA 30318
KRIV-TV 4261 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77027
KOVR-TV 2713 Kovr Drive Sacramento CA 95605
WTHR-TV 1000 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis IN 46204
WZTV 631 Mainstream Drive Nashville TN 37228
KTVX-TV 2175 W. 1700 South Salt Lake City UT 84104
KSNV-TV 1500 Foremaster Lane Las Vegas NV 89101
KFOR-TV/KAUT-TV 444 E. Britton Rd. Oklahoma City OK 73114
WPTY/WLMT 2701 Union Ave. Ext. Memphis TN 38112
WDTN-TV 4595 S. Dixie Highway Dayton OH 45439
KSNW-TV 833 N. Main Wichita, KS 67203
KWCH-TV 2815 East 37th Street North Wichita KS 67209
WGME-TV 81 Northport Dr. Portland ME 04103
KRDO-TV 399 S. 8th St. Colorado Springs CO 80905
KINT-TV 5426 North Mesa El Paso TX 79912 *
KEYT-TV 730 Miramonte Dr. Santa Barbara CA 93109
KRIS/KZTV 301 Artesian St. Corpus Christi, TX 78401
WTVA-TV PO Box 350 Tupelo MS 38802
WREX-TV 10322 W. Auburn Rd. Rockford IL 61105
WVVA-TV Rte. 460 Bypass Bluefield, WV 24701 (see ad above!)
WBBJ-TV 346 Muse St. Jackson TN 38301

* Spanish language station

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